1. liamfinn8888's Avatar
    Hi, just got a new Moto X, if someone replies to a group text it looks like it is just sent to me alone, no way to tell if it's to the entire group, this is, needless to say incredibly annoying and has already caused some embarrassing moments, please help!
    08-21-2014 04:57 PM
  2. wizzrah's Avatar
    Hi, just got a new Moto X, if someone replies to a group text it looks like it is just sent to me alone, no way to tell if it's to the entire group, this is, needless to say incredibly annoying and has already caused some embarrassing moments, please help!
    Hello. Make sure you have data on. What messaging application are you using?
    08-21-2014 04:58 PM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    Texts can be sent to a group in two ways - as an individual text to each member of the group, or as a single text to all members of the group. How it's sent determines how you receive it. No matter what your phone does, if I send a group text as individual texts to each member of the group, all you'll get is a text to you, nothing about the group.

    (If you're comparing this to an iPhone, iPhones don't text, they iMessage. While it may look the same to you, arsenic and sugar look the same too. SMS and iMessage are totally different under the hood.)
    08-21-2014 05:05 PM
  4. pdaniel219's Avatar
    Hangouts fixes that. When I first got the phone I was using the messaging app and I would have the same problem. I switched over to hangouts and they all come in on the group chat. Unless your data is off, then they will still separate.

    Posted via Android Central App
    08-21-2014 05:46 PM
  5. liamfinn8888's Avatar
    make sure I have data on meaning not on wifi, use 4g? please explain ... I'm using the regular android text app called messaging with the green smiley face
    08-21-2014 08:22 PM
  6. liamfinn8888's Avatar
    hmm confusing, my previous phone, a droid razr max, would group texts differently, it was always clear what texts people were sending to the group because it was organized in one section, if someone in the group texted me individually it would come just to me, not to the group, ugh so hard to explain
    08-21-2014 08:25 PM
  7. liamfinn8888's Avatar
    again a comment about data on or off, what are you all referring to? being on wifi versus 4g? I tried hangouts today and it didn't fix the organization but it might have if the thing happened again ... do you recommend hangouts in general though? is it better than regular messaging?
    08-21-2014 08:27 PM
  8. pdaniel219's Avatar
    I think that hangouts is good. It's pretty much a standard messaging app. Feels like it has a little more functionality than the regular messaging app. The data thing is just that, kind of a weird "thing". The actual data has to be on to receive group messages, WiFi doesn't count. I really have no idea why, I just know this happens. Hope your problem gets fixed soon.

    Posted via Android Central App
    08-21-2014 10:49 PM
  9. pdaniel219's Avatar
    hmm confusing, my previous phone, a droid razr max, would group texts differently, it was always clear what texts people were sending to the group because it was organized in one section, if someone in the group texted me individually it would come just to me, not to the group, ugh so hard to explain
    And on this note, it's just like the RAZR max once it works. You will have separate message threads. The group chat will have everyone in it, and the others will be separate. What I mean is that if you don't have data on, and someone sends you a message meant for the group chat, it will show up as a single message by itself until your data is turned on and you download it, then it will jump into the group chat. Kind of a strange thing, but I rarely have my data off so it doesn't really bother me.

    Posted via Android Central App
    08-21-2014 10:54 PM
  10. weksa's Avatar
    In hangouts, go to Settings - SMS - Advanced - Group Messaging - Use MMS to send a single message when there are multiple recipients. Check the box. But part of it also depends on the person sending the texts to you and the group. If their settings for text is such that individual SMS are sent to groups, then you'll only see one text as though you're the only recipient. But if they've got this setting checked, then you'll see the entire group.
    08-21-2014 10:58 PM
  11. liamfinn8888's Avatar
    awesome, thanks so much for your help, learn something new every day
    08-22-2014 06:25 AM
  12. Nikki3-39's Avatar
    im using a stardard text message app on my Lg k10 and everytime i text my X that uses as samsungJ7 his name is in blue i think he has me in a group chat that idk know about PLEASE HELP
    10-10-2017 03:37 AM

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